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Dr. James R. Hansen Is Currently Professor of History at Auburn University in Alabama.

An authority in the history of mathematics and engineering, Hansen has written articles and books covering a array of topics which range from the early days of aviation, first fusion reactors, and Moon landings, to the environmental impact of golf courses.

His prizewinning book, FIRST MAN (Simon & Schuster, 2005, 2012), the first and only authorized biography of Neil Armstrong, spent three weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list and garnered significant book awards, including the American Astronautical Society's Prize for Astronautical Literature, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' Outstanding Book Award, also CHOICE magazine's Outstanding Academic Book of 2006. A Japanese translation of FIRST MAN was released, with translations in progress to Chinese, Turkish, French, and Bulgarian.

His newest book is A Tricky PAR: ROBERT TRENT JONES SR.. AND THE MAKING OF MODERN GOLF (Gotham Penguin, 2014). The publication was awarded the Herbert Warren Wind Award from the United States Golf Association as the best golf publication of this year. An internationally recognized expert in the history of golf architecture, Hansen has published many articles on the subject in golf publications and awarded technical and public demonstrations on the history of golf course architecture in the USA, Canada, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Australia, and England. He has been a golf course rater for Golfweek. An avid golfer Jim, since youth was co-captain of his team and played with school golf.

Hansen will keep on writing both about golfing and aerospace history. In 1995 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration nominated his book SPACEFLIGHT REVOLUTION the single time NASA has ever produced it a nomination. His publication FROM THE GROUND UP(1988) won the History Publication Award at the American Institute of

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